Dy­namo re­tain ti­tle via head of He­witt

Big de­fender sinks Spar­tans to seal cham­pi­onship

Rutherglen Reformer - - Sports - Mur­ray Spooner

Castlemilk Dy­namo were crowned Pre­mier Di­vi­sion cham­pi­ons for an­other year thanks to a last-minute goal.

Wul­lie He­witt scored late on against Spring­hall Spar­tans on Thurs­day to seal a 2-1 win and se­cure Dy­namo’s sec­ond ti­tle in two years.

The 6ft 2in cen­tral de­fender was also in­volved in lift­ing the tro­phy on Sun­day af­ter a 9-2 ham­mer­ing of Hil­lview.

Coach Rus­sell Cowie, 36, who joins man­ager John Work­man and coach Jim Ste­wart on the side­lines ev­ery week, was proud of his play­ers who have be­come the team to beat in the Sun­day Cen­tral AFL.

He said: “We were def­i­nitely de­lighted to win the league again. It’s been a long hard sea­son.

“We were a wee bit dis­ap­pointed we didn’t win the tre­ble but we can still win the dou­ble.

“I have to ad­mit, it was eas­ier to win this league than last year.

“A lot of the teams got put out of the Scot­tish Cup early on so they tend to fall away af­ter that.

“No dis­re­spect to all other teams but we are the best and they all up their game when they come to play us.

“I’ve been here 10 years and we’ve won the league six times since then so we’ve got the con­sis­tency of a win­ning team there. We have the win­ning men­tal­ity but we did take our foot off the gas.

“Our de­fence hasn’t changed much and has been the same for three years.

“Play­ers like Derek Reid who is 37, and Alan Sem­ple are great to have at the back and Wul­lie He­witt, who is 6ft 2in, is ex­actly what you need in Sun­day league football.

“We’ve got play­ers like Paul Mc­quilken and Con­nier Daw­son in mid­field and Bobby Hughes up top.

“A spe­cial men­tion has to go to Bobby be­cause he has been a big player for us this sea­son.

“He’s scored nearly 39 goals for us and we’ve still got boys break­ing through for next sea­son.”

Hughes and Sem­ple both bagged hat-tricks on Sun­day in the de­mo­li­tion, while Kyle Reid, Derek Reid and Alan Kane added to the scor­ing.

The club are 10 points clear with a game to play but their sea­son is not over just yet.

Fel­low Pre­mier side Northend will meet Dy­namo in the fi­nal of the Health Re­wards Cup at Vale of Clyde Ju­nior’s Fullar­ton Park on Fri­day, 7pm kick off.

In other re­sults around the Sun­day Cen­tral AFL, Castlemilk United won Di­vi­sion 2B af­ter they ran out 2-0 win­ners against Sauchie Ama­teurs.

Spring­hall Spar­tans lost 9- 2 to Cran­hill and Burn­side United won 1-0 away to Stir­ling Ath­letic.

Pre­mier cham­pi­ons Castlemilk Dy­namo

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